I admit, I have never looked at where "Chainsaws" originated before today, and it was a bone shivering tale Wiki revealed. Some think the toothy chained invention was created by a German orthopedic surgeon in the early 1800's. Fortunately, the new and improved Chainsaw provides superior healing, and a far more pleasurable experience.
David Dupont is not a Chicago native, but he is Chicago Blues, with a whole lot of diversity. One of the draws to this artist is his ability to break out into his own individual style, and yet equally be seen as a traditional blues artist. He grew up in the Delta, and moved here when he was 14. His earlier guitar days include reggae and country, as well as blues, most notably touring with Junior Wells as his guitarist.
Blues fans are fickle. What have you done for us lately, Chainsaw? Well if you are a Chicagoan, history buff, or a well informed tourist, you might have heard of the Maxwell Street Market. Once upon a time, blues musicians jammed there. Dupont helped to revitalize this tradition by hosting a jam session on Sunday mornings during the past summer. Now that, is a tradition no sports team can rival, even in Chicago. We hope to see more of him in that capacity in warmer weather.
For those of you looking to get your Mardi Gras groove, and wish David good luck on the start of his Midwest "Acoustified/Electrified" tour, catch him at The Blue Note in Broadview on Thursday, February 24th. It will be the best five bucks you have spent on live music in a long time. CD's are available from Chicago Blues Records as well as the artist's website chainsawdupont.com
Other dates include:
· Friday, February 25, Memphis On Main, Champaign, IL
· Saturday, February 26, BB’s Jazz Blues & Soups, Saint Louis, MO
· Sunday, February 27, Huey’s, Memphis, TN
· Friday, March 18, Dick O’Dows, Birmingham, MI
· Saturday, March 19, Harbor House, Detroit, MI
· Friday/Saturday, May 7&8, Slippery Noodle Inn, Indianapolis, IN